Letter – Nicholas Walton to Peter Mulcaster – 21 Dec 1779

Document Type: Letter
Date: 21 Dec 1779
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: Peter Mulcaster
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66 97
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Due from Several Lead Carriers for Bankage


Edward Atkinson     67    £   2  5

William Brown       11           5 

Thomas Forster     441       15  9

John Havelock      258        9  3

James Johnson      230        8  3

Wm Pattinson        50        1  9 1/2 

William Wilson     102        3  8

Thomas Ions         11           5

                  1170    £2  1 11 1/2

To Mr Peter Mulcaster.                         			Farnacres 21st Decemr 1779

Mr Mulcaster

       On looking into our Cash Mem.ds when the last Lead Carriers Pay was made at Langley Mill the 15th Octor last we find that no Bankage was taken of the above Persons, but think it will not be prudent to say any thing about it til next pay. 

       We have reced yours of the 17th inst and are glad you got well home and have made the Pay; we very much approve of your not paying Jno Leonard and hope Mr Thornton will be enabled to secure something by getting an Order from William Whitfield. 

       We are very much concerned to hear of the Accident to Antho. Robson & of poor Wilkinsons illness.

       As the Stone now seems to be set in at the New Level it will certainly be necessary to have some Gunpowder and we will send you some from Newcastle but til it arrives you must get Gunpowder in the best manner you can at Hexham.  With regard to the Cover for the <Mens> Shoulders we must leave it to you and George Temperley, but if you have Occasion you had best use the Kalf Hide you have for that purpose and then you will have an opportunity of purchasing New Leather when you want for the Bellows.

       We have no doubt the Bullion has arrived at Newcastle but have not yet been informed that it is so.

       It vexes us to hear the Reducers make so bad a Produce and we very much approve of what you have done and propose doing respecting that matter and we are confident we shall approve of what you do further on this Occasion being perfectly satisfied of your endeavours and wish to have the Undertaking carryed on to the utmost advantage 

       In your above mentioned Letter we received all the Ore Carriers Recets and except Jno Leonards and we also reced therein the Whitfield Carriers Accts of Wood carried to Nentforce which last we have sent to Mr Hilton.

       We join in wishing you, Mrs Mulcaster & friends many happy returns of the ensuing Season and are

       Yours etc

       W & T

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